The power of contentment

The power of contentment

February isn’t always the easiest month of the year even at the best of times – and we are definitely not in the best possible times! This latest phase of the lockdown has sometimes felt really hard (and a bit tedious), but it’s also been a good...
Is stress always bad?

Is stress always bad?

I spend a lot of my time talking and thinking about and giving people tools to manage stress. This is partly because for a really long time stress was mostly not a good thing in my life. I didn’t recognise it or manage it very well, and it was very much at the...
It’s okay not to feel okay

It’s okay not to feel okay

I actually started thinking about this post a few weeks back. But oh my goodness what a different world we’re now in as we slip into spring 2020! My husband and I, as we sit next to each other working from home, have started to think of life as BC (before...
Random acts of slowness

Random acts of slowness

I started thinking about this post a few weeks back, but in the true spirit of slowness, I’ve been letting some thoughts bubble around and simmer a bit. However as today is the summer solstice, the longest day of light in the northern hemisphere, it felt...
Creating a compassionate workplace

Creating a compassionate workplace

It probably won’t surprise you to know that I haven’t spent all my career working with meditation and chocolate – though during a lot of it I was eating chocolate and dabbling in some chocolate making on the side. Before I started Food At Heart, I...